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Menswear Monday: Spring Accessories Guide

The old saying declares that it’s the clothes that make the man. While that may ring true, a man’s clothing is certainly not the same without the right finishing touches. We’re talkin’ accessories, those wardrobe additions that round out any look with a final seal of confidence. From timeless sunglasses to the utilitarian man bag, this spring is a great time to give the ol’ accessory lineup a good shakeup!

Below we break down a few of spring and summer’s most talked-about men’s accessories to complement all those laidback warm-weather looks.

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BAGS

The Square Backpack: 

This great mix of utilitarian-cool and urban simplicity is perfect for toting all your everyday essentials around without looking sloppy or elementary.

1. Herschel Supply Co. City Backpack

2. Fjällräven Kånken No. 2

3. Diesel “Urban Core” Urban Backpack

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The Flap Briefcase/Laptop Bag:

Make your work stylishly mobile with the help of a handsome and refined briefcase that stands up to the daily grind.

4. Filson Padded Laptop Bag

5. Kenneth Cole Reaction Colombian Leather Portfolio Case

6. Manhattan Portage Trotter Messenger Bag

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The Duffel Bag:

The modern-day duffel goes way beyond the gym and into the daily commute and weekend getaways!

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8. Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag

9. Lacoste Classic Roll Bag

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SMALL ACCESSORIES

The Waist Bag:

Before you ban the “fanny pack” from your style repertoire, consider all the hands-free convenience and cool new styles that are making their way into the fashion scene. These are not your dad’s fanny packs!

1. Chrome Niko Sling

2. Dakine Aux Hip Pack

3. Billabong Java

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The Casual Summer Belt:

Perfect for cinching in this season’s casual chinos, shorts and jeans.

4. Original Penguin Reversible Web/Leather Belt

5. Torino Leather Co. Italian Woven Cotton Belt

6.  Quiksilver Loot Belt

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The Straw Fedora:

Instantly take your everyday t-shirt-and-shorts attire to a new level this season simply by throwing on a smart and stylish fedora. Added bonus: You don’t need to do anything to your hair in the morning!

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8. Lacoste Straw Fedora

9. Brixton Baxter

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 EYEWEAR

The Aviator Shades:

Maverick was certainly on to something when he immortalized these sunglasses for generations to come! This timeless style is quintessential for warm weather—we suggest at least one pair to ride with you to summer and beyond.

1. Maui Jim Cliff House

2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses

3. Oliver Peoples West Piedra

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The Rounded Shades:

There’s something artsy-cool about a pair of round sunglasses that just sets your look apart. This shape works best on oval face shapes.

4. Smith Optics Marvine

5. Ray-Ban Folding Round Sunglasses

6. Persol Tortoiseshell Round Sunglasses

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Inspired By: Just Add a Cardigan

There are certain wardrobe pieces that always do an impeccable job at bridging the gap between our warm-weather favorites and the begginings of fall. One of those pieces is the knit cardigan. Today’s street style inspiration does a spot-on job of taking the white summer tee and bringing it so seamlessly into fall with the addition of a cozy knit cardi.

See our take on this easy transition look below:

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1. Ray-Ban Erika Sunglasses

2. LAmade Deep V-Back Tee

3. Splendid Hooded Cardigan

4. DL1961 Florence Instasculpt Coated Denim

5. Sam Edelman Petty Boots

 

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Inspired By: ‘90s Vibes

While the glorious, teenage angst-filled decade of the ‘90s was not without its share of fashion misses, it still sparks a certain rebellious nostalgia that is finding its way back into the current fashion landscape.

Today’s street style inspiration is a simple, casual take on a not-quite-grunge, not-quite-preppy look that epitomizes one of the most wearable ways to pay homage to a great decade. 

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1. Splendid “Glen Valley” Stripe Tee

2. Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer

3. Free People Roller Crop Jeans

4. Steve Madden “Stinnger”

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Summer Vacation Essentials

Vacations are awesome, but let’s face it, sometimes the transit to and from your destination can be far from a day at the beach. The good news is there are plenty of items you can pack in your travel bags to make the journey to your blissful summer getaway as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

Below are just a few of our travel must-haves for any warm-weather getaway:

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1. LAmade Convertible Tube Dress/ Maxi Skirtthe perfect multitasker to pack for warm destinations.

2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses – a timeless pair of sunglasses that goes with everything? Yup, a total must.

3. Yosi Samra “Samara” Cap Toe Foldable Flats – the perfect shoe to carry around to give your feet a break from uncomfortable heels. Also great for getting in and out of the security lines!

4. San Diego Hat Company Mixed Braid Large Brim Floppy Hatthis blocks your face from the harsh sun AND covers up any hair woes!

5. Supergoop Everyday SPF 30 Sunscreena must for every day and especially when you’re out and about more than usual!

6. Herschel Supply Co. Packable Travel Tote Bag – for when you purchase more souvenirs than you anticipated!

7. Alternative “Relay” Raglan Hoodie – don’t get caught in a cold plane cabin without this versatile layering essential!

8. COOLA Suncare Liplux SPF 15 Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm –airplane cabins are notoriously drying, so keep this handy in your bag at all times!

9. Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Sac Medium – keep all your travel essentials like snacks, chargers and medicine close at hand and all in one place.

10. Sam Edelman “Gigi” Sandals – this super-wearable sandal goes with everything!

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Inspired By: Breezy Chic

Let’s face it; sometimes it’s hard to think about looking put-together when the temperatures creep up into the “no longer glowing, but sweating” category. That means we have to throw looking effortlessly chic out the window, right? Wrong! That’s when we turn to our beloved warm-weather staple—the basic summer dress.

When done in a chic solid black, this easy-to-wear essential becomes the perfect piece for a hot day. Paired with clean white Birkenstock™ and some cool shades, and you’re ready to take on the summer!

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1. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer

2. Obey “Modern Rider” Dress

3. Dogeared “Good Vibes Only” Palm Tree Necklace

4. Birkenstock “Gizeh” Birko-Flor

5. French Connection “Gypsy” Mini

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Inspired By: The New Hippie

Few eras in history have had the kind of enduring influence on fashion like the groovy ‘60s. One look around any music festival and it’s clear to see that the “flower power” vibes are alive and well.

Today’s iterations of the hippie lovechild look are definitely less about walking barefoot through fields of flowers and more about taking that carefree spirit and translating it in today’s diverse fashion landscape.

Check out our take on the ever-popular bohemian look below:

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1. Free People “Every Day” Top

2. Ray-Ban Original Aviator in Matte Gold/Green Mirror

3. Lucky Brand “Loredo” Crossbody Bag

4. Circus by Sam Edelman “Holt” Ankle Boots

5. BB Dakota “Joey” Shorts

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Here’s what makes 8 great...

Because 7 is too few and 9 is too many! It’s that simple! Here’s a quick list of all the basics you need if you plan on sporting around the water this spring.

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Hydration Pack: CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. 50 oz

 

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer

 

Water Shoes: Keen Newport H2 Sandal

 

Lip Balm with SPF: Supergoop Mintfusion Lipbalm

 

Hair Care: Phyto Plage L'Original Protective Beach Spray

 

Travel/Beach Tote:  LeSportsac Travel Tote

 

Board Shorts: Hurley One & Only Blockade Board Shorts

 

Tankini Top: Lole"Argentina" Tankini Top

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Face First: The Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

We’re taking the guesswork out of finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for spring! Whether you’re a classic oval, or a striking square, use our style guide to discover which frames work best for your face shape!

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Olivia

2. Ray-Ban Original Aviator

3. Maui Jim Honomanu

4. Oakley Holbrook

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2. Polo Ralph Lauren 0PH4076

3. Von Zipper Ling Ling

4. Arnette Witch Doctor

 

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1. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Tortoise

2. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Polarized Glossy Black

3. Oakley Forehand

4. Zeal Optics Brewer

 

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1. Ray-Ban Erika

2. Polo Ralph Lauren 0PH3071

3. 9Five Watson II

4. RAEN Optics Fairbank

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2. Ray-Ban Cockpit Polarized

3. IVI Dusky

4. RAEN Optics Remmy


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